PRLog - Feb. 25, 2013 - CARY, N.C. -- Orenstein Solutions, a group psychology practice in Cary, North Carolina, is delighted to welcome Kate Johnson, MD, to their team. Practice director, Dr. Susan Orenstein explains:
Dr. Kate Johnson, MD
"Our practice understands that when one family member is struggling with emotional or behavior health concerns, the entire family is affected. We believe families deserve comprehensive and coordinated mental health care that addresses the needs of the entire family."
Dr. Johnson is a board-certified psychiatrist with training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, who loves working with children, teens and adults. Her focus is on making informed medication decisions in the context of the larger picture of who her patients are, what is going on in their lives, and what beliefs they hold. She has a strong philosophy of taking a holistic and team approach to medication management, coupling medications with behavioral interventions and therapy when appropriate.
Read an interview with Dr. Kate Johnson below.
Q: What do you love about your job?
A: My favorite thing about my job is, hands down, the people. I feel so honored that my patients will allow me to be such a part of their lives. I love hearing people’s stories, who they are, where they come from, what’s important to them. People are so interesting. I never have a dull day at the office.
Q: How do you help your patients?
A: I offer medication management and therapy in the context of that story. Everyone (and every brain) is different, so I try very hard to take an individualized approach to each case.
Q: Why did you want to join a group practice?
A: I love the collaborative environment. One thing I know about myself is that I work best in a team, where I can surround myself with and learn from others who have different backgrounds and different perspectives. I take a big picture approach, but no one can see the whole picture by themselves. Having others around to collaborate and consult with gives me the most comprehensive perspective.
Q: What can you share about yourself that might be interesting to our readers?
A: I grew up in Chicago, but love calling North Carolina home. I used to teach knitting before I became a psychiatrist. I have the funniest two cats and the best dog on the planet. And in good weather, they may see my motorcycle in the parking lot.